#99 The Natural Treatment of Inflammation and Joint Pain, Fall Food Swaps, Burning Man and Hot Restaurant Trends

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 28 and September 29, 2019 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss the natural treatment of pain and inflammation with Dr. Gordon Chang, Fall food swaps for more energy with Megan Horsely, burning questions about Burning Man with Mat Rosenblatt and the hottest restaurant trends in Toronto with Vito Marinuzzi

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Joint Pain and Inflammation

  • Acute Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Sub-clinical and Chronic Inflammation
  • How do you keep inflammation in check?
  • Antioxidants
  • Anti-Inflammatories
  • Curcumin

Fall Food Swaps for More Energy

  • Sugar and salt cravings
  • Cortisol spikes
  • Swapping out refined sugar
  • Swap in whole foods and unrefined sugar
  • Energy balls
  • Swapping out salty snacks
  • Kale chips, root vegetable chips etc.
  • Swapping out the caffeine

Burning Questions About Burning Man

  • What is Burning Man?
  • What is the idea behind Burning Man?
  • The art and music of Burning Man
  • The misconceptions about Burning Man?
  • Participation and community at Burning Man
  • Information about Burning Man

The Hottest Restaurant Trends in Toronto

  • Tighter margins but busy times
  • More vegetables and fish on the menu
  • Straws and eco-containers
  • The cost of environmentally friendly products
  • Expanding brand – expanding locations

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha and Dr. Gordon Chang go here.

To read Megan Horsely’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Mat Rosenblatt’s happy place “Burning Man” go here.

To learn more about Vito Marinuzzi go here.

#71 Innovations in Cannabis, Zinc and Men’s Health, Mindfulness and Self-Confidence and Cancer Food Myths and Controversies

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 16, 2019 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss cannabis innovations with Shekhar Parmar, zinc for men’s health with Megan Horsley, mindfulness and confidence with Tracey Soghrati and Cancer Food Myths and Controversies with dietician Shauna Lindzon.

We specifically discuss:

Cannabis Innovations

  • The process of getting a cannabis product to market
  • The Canadian industry reputation
  • Is Canada “cutting edge” in terms of innovation?
  • Delivery Systems
  • Fostering business – federally, provincially
  • Closing window of advantage
  • University support – courses, research
  • Areas of innovation in the industry
  • Other cannibanoids
  • New delivery systems
  • Formulations of specific cannibanoid combinations for specific health issue

Zinc For Men’s Health

  • How does zinc help with men’s health
  • Testosterone/Estrogen
  • Sperm production
  • Antibacterial
  • Food sources of zinc
  • blood pressure reduction
  • cholesterol reduction
  • thyroid health
  • zinc in reproductive health

Mindfulness and Self-Confidence

  • Awareness of mindset
  • fixed vs. growth mindset
  • cognitive restructuring of fixed mindset
  • cognitive distortions
  • catastrophising
  • over-generalization
  • core-negative image
  • filtering
  • cultivating compassion for ourselves

Cancer Food Myths and Controversies

  • Soy/Cancer connection
  • whole soy vs. highly processed soy
  • phytoestrogens
  • Organic and Non GMO foods
  • Is coconut oil healthy?
  • Does sugar feed cancer?

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To read Megan’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.